Trails & Treks

Discover the beauty of Saanich Parks and nature in your backyard. 

Enjoy fresh air, beautiful scenery, a friendly chat and gentle exercise as we take different walks through Saanich parks and trails. A great way to meet people!

Gentle Walk and Talk 55+ *Registration Required*

Enjoy fresh air, beautiful scenery, friendly chat and gentle exercise as we take different walks through Saanich parks and trails. Walks follow mainly chip or gravel trails but may have some steep sections. Sorry, dogs not permitted.          

Thursdays  9:30-11:00am
John Henigman, Penny Stevens, Elly Crawford & Dianne Murray

45883   Jan 4 - Bow Park  (Penny)
45882   Jan 7 - Bow Park  (John)
Meet at Gordon Head Rec Centre lobby, 4100 Lambrick Way, off Feltham

45885   Jan 11 - Cadboro Bay to Mystic  (Elly)
45890   Jan 14 - Cadboro Bay to Mystic  (John)
Meet at Cadboro Gyro Park end of Sinclair Rd. Beside washrooms

45881   Jan 18 - Cedar Hill Golf Course – Kingsberry Pond  (Dianne)
45880   Jan 21 - Cedar Hill Golf Course – Kingsberry Pond  (John)
Meet at Cedar Hill Rec Centre main doors

45878   Jan 25 - Gorge Waterway  (Penny)
45878   Jan 28 - Gorge Waterway  (John)
Meet at Gorge Water Waterway Park near canoe club off Tillicum

45887   Feb 1 - Lochside Trail to Beckwith Park  (Elly)
45886   Feb 4 - Lochside Trail to Beckwith Park  (John)
Meet on Lochside Trail in parking lot by Don Mann Excavating, off McKenzie at Borden

45888   Feb 8 - Rithet’s Bog to Brydon Park  (Dianne)
45891   Feb 11 - Rithet’s Bog to Brydon Park  (John)
Meet at kiosk on Dalewood, off Chatteron Way

Feb 15 – BC Family Day Holiday
45889   Feb 18 - Swan Lake  (John)
Meet at end of Nelthrope, off McKenzie

45893   Feb 22 - UVic Alumni Chip Trail  (Penny)
45892   Feb 25 - UVic Alumni Chip Trail  (John)
Meet at Henderson Rec Ctr, outside main door, 2291 Cedar Hill X Rd

Easy Walks 55+ *Registration Required*

Meet new friends while enjoying easy-paced, 1 hour group social walks. Interesting circular routes follow pavement and well groomed trails. No steep hills. Please wear solid, supportive shoes. Sorry, no dogs on these walks. 

Mondays 1:30-2:30pm 
Penny Stevens

47173  Jan 4 - Braefoot/ Feltham Trail
Meet at Braefoot Athletic Association parking lot, Mackenzie Avenue 

47174  Jan 11 - Glanford/Panama Flats
Meet at Hyacinth Park parking lot, on Marigold Road

47175  Jan 18 - Cadboro Bay/Queenswood
Meet at Cadboro Gyro Park main parking lot, at end of Sinclair Road 

47176  Jan 25 - Layritz/Colquitz Parks
Meet at main parking lot for Layritz Park, Layritz Avenue, off Wilkinson Road

47177  Feb 1 - Rithets Bog
Meet by trailhead sign at corner of Dalewood and Chatterton Way 

47178  Feb 8 - Shelbourne Valley
Meet at main entrance to Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, Cedar Hill Road

Sunday Walks *Registration Required*

Discover the beauty of Saanich parks and nature in your backyard. Guided walks are open to adults of all ages. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring drinking water. Walks go rain or shine. Leashed, well-socialized dogs are welcome.

Sundays 1:00-3:00pm
Penny Stevens

45874   Jan 24 - Knockan Hill and the Parks of Strawberry Vale
Meet at Marigold Park on Iris Avenue, off Grange Road

45875   Feb 21 - Blenkinsop Lake and Lower Mount Doug
Meet at Lochside Trail parking area, on Lochside Trail near Don Mann Excavating north of Mackenzie